Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday opened his Florida campaign headquarters. The state is likely to play a key role in the GOP nominating process. To do well there, Romney has to do well with one of the nation's fastest-growing groups — Hispanics.
"I've never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska in mid-term," former Vice President Dick Cheney said today when asked about fellow Republican Sarah Palin and her suitability for national office.
David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, as Congress comes back into session and President Barack Obama prepares his jobs speech.
Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis of some of this week's top news including a possible downgrade in the District's bond rating and Pepco's performance during Hurricane Irene.
The nation's unemployment rate remains just above 9 percent, and political observers say it's just about impossible to cast that kind a number in a positive light. That puts extra pressure on President Obama ahead of next week's jobs announcement.
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